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Science industry maintenance technician

Contributing to the operation of science industry plant by installing, maintaining, testing and repair of mechanical and electrical equipment.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
36 months
Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employers.

Candidates will usually have:

  • grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and maths
  • level 2 or above (or equivalent) in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subject
What apprentices will learn
  • working safely in a science industry environment
  • quality procedures and requirements
  • regulatory requirements
  • problem solving techniques
  • specialist equipment and engineering techniques
  • routine and non-routine maintenance of equipment
  • understanding and applying engineering drawings, specification diagrams and maintenance manuals
  • engineering theories and how they apply to their role

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C).

Professional registration

Successful apprentices will be able to register as an engineering technician (EngTech) as defined by the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Science Industry Assessment Service 01925515211
NOCN 0300 999 1177
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.